Blog post by Gluco Ambassador, Lucy Boggis
Anyone else hate that super energy slump that starts to hit late afternoon/ early evening of Christmas Day?
The late Christmas Eve night, the excitement of the day, the early start, the few too many glasses of mulled wine or bubbles, the stacking of the food on the plate and that “just one more mince pie” feeling, all this can cause a bit of an unwanted low during the best day of the year.
So how can we best avoid this?? I’m going to note down a few of my favorite go-to points to help.
When I say drink I don’t mean pints of beer (although, I’m not going to be the fun spoiler and say don’t drink alcohol on xmas day) but make sure you drink plenty of water. This will help flush out the extra toxins you may be taking on board during the day. It will by no means flush away all your sins, but it will help your body deal with the few different food types and drinks you will be consuming in the day.
Get some fresh air!!
This is absolutely one of my plans for every Christmas Day. Whatever the weather, get all your friends and family in their wellies while the turkey is still cooking, and step out into that crisp fresh air, this will help you feel less stuffy and groggy. There is nothing fresh air and a good muddy walk won’t fix in my opinion. I personally like to get out before eating and then again after the main meal. This way the food will have a chance to settle and you will be able to enjoy your Christmas pud too. You don’t have to go walking for miles, even a 15 minute walk will help. And what better way to spend time with the family than chatting and laughing while slipping your way through fields of mud. Trust me, it makes the difference.
Avoid chocolate to give you a boost when the slump may hit!!
Don’t panic, I’m not saying you can’t enjoy the day and have your slices of Terrys Chocolate Orange, but the worst thing to do when you feel the slump coming is to squeeze another few more Roses down to try and give you that sugar kick. It won’t help, trust me, it will send you on a small sugar spike then straight into a deeper darker slump. This is the point in which rather than crashing on the sofa with a box of treats, get a game of some description going to entertain your mind and focus yourself on something else other than reaching for the sugar fix. Remember, if you do need a little boost, opt for something like GLUCO. These fast-acting glucose products are totally free of artificial nastiness, sweeteners, sodium or caffeine. Glucose is ‘nature’s get up and go for body and mind’ so is a better option than sugary drinks and treats. These products are even vegetarian and vegan.
Now, they are all pretty simple I think, and I totally trust in these few points to help get you through Christmas without feeling that horrible grogginess.
Remember, enjoy yourself, eat happy and with balance. And most importantly, have a very Merry Christmas